Why could the heart flutter at night?

Rhythm problem. Palpitations or fluttering sensations in the chest most commonly mean that the heart is actually beating irregular with some early beats and some pauses. This can occur at any time of day but not uncommonly, the patient is more likely to notice the sensations at night when lying still or on the left side. Also, in some cases the skipping is more likely to occur when the pulse is slower(lying down).
Heart flutter. The likely reason that your heart flutters at night is that as you are falling asleep you are most aware of your heartbeat, so you feel it more. There is little noise or sounds to distract you.
Hard to say. This could be secondary to being aware of heart beating because it is quiet or due to extra heart beats which are for the most part benign. Other causes include fast regular and fast irregular heart rhythms, your doctor and a holter monitor can help with the correct diagnosis.

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I have an anxiety disorder. I take 10mg of cipralex each night. I recently ran a half marathon and have been having heart palpatations (heart flutter)?

Lexapro (escitalopram) palpitations. I commend you for running half marathon. Cipralex ( Lexapro) can cause palpitations. Running half marathon possibly increased palpitations. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Anxiety symptoms for which Cipralex was started •Side effects, and effect of half marathon •Severity of symptoms now needing medication •Decreasing dose •Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety •Therapy for stresses •Breathing Relaxation. Read more...

Should I exercise? Should I see a doctor? I had a strange heart flutter yesterday, where my heart fluttered for a second and then got really slow and weak. It remained slow and weak for a few hours and for the rest of the night I had occasional chest pain

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Could someone feel his or her heart flutter?

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Why could your heart flutter when you wake up?

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Why could someone's heart flutter when he or she lays down?

Heart position. Change in position affects the brain regulation of heart rate. It also may cause stretching of certain chambers. These can result in premature beats or other arrhythmias. Those same arrhythmias may be more easy to feel and notice when lying as opposed to walking around. Read more...

Why could your heart flutter when you yawn?

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Could too much exercise cause a heart flutter?

Maybe, but.... As a general rule, exercise is more likely to reveal an underlying heart problem that was already there than to cause a heart problem. Read more...
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